Fundamentals of Digital Forensics: Theory, Methods, and Real-Life Applications

Fundamentals of Digital Forensics: Theory, Methods, and Real-Life Applications
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  • eBook:
    Fundamentals of Digital Forensics: Theory, Methods, and Real-Life Applications
  • Author:
    Joakim Kävrestad
  • Edition:
    2nd ed. 2020 Edition
  • Categories:
  • Data:
    May 25, 2020
  • ISBN:
    3030389537
  • ISBN-13:
    9783030389536
  • Language:
    English
  • Pages:
    284 pages
  • Format:
    PDF, ePUB

Book Description
This practical and accessible textbook/reference describes the theory and methodology of digital forensic examinations, presenting examples developed in collaboration with police authorities to ensure relevance to real-world practice. The coverage includes discussions on forensic artifacts and constraints, as well as forensic tools used for law enforcement and in the corporate sector. Emphasis is placed on reinforcing sound forensic thinking, and gaining experience in common tasks through hands-on exercises.
This enhanced second edition has been expanded with new material on incident response tasks and computer memory analysis.

Topics and features:
  • Outlines what computer forensics is, and what it can do, as well as what its limitations are
  • Discusses both the theoretical foundations and the fundamentals of forensic methodology
  • Reviews broad principles that are applicable worldwide
  • Explains how to find and interpret several important artifacts
  • Describes free and open source software tools, along with the AccessData Forensic Toolkit
  • Features exercises and review questions throughout, with solutions provided in the appendices
  • Includes numerous practical examples, and provides supporting video lectures online
This easy-to-follow primer is an essential resource for students of computer forensics, and will also serve as a valuable reference for practitioners seeking instruction on performing forensic examinations.

Content

Part I - Theory
1. What Is Digital Forensics?
2. Ethics and Integrity
3. Computer Theory
4. Notable Artifacts
5. Decryption and Password Enforcing

Part II - The Forensic Process
6. Cybercrime, Cyber Aided Crime, and Digital Evidence
7. Incident Response
8. Collecting Evidence
9. Triage
10. Analyzing Data and Writing Reports

Part III - Get Practical
11. Collecting Data
12. Indexing and Searching
13. Cracking
14. Finding Artifacts
15. Some Common Questions and Tasks
16. FTK Specifics
17. Open-Source or Freeware Tools

Part IV - Memory Forensics
18. Memory Analysis
19. Memory Analysis Tools
20. Memory Analysis in Criminal Investigations
21. Malware Analysis

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